CEF Soldier Detail

Second Lieutenant Hilliard Mark Armstrong
Died: November 14, 1917

Regimental Number:
839139
Survived War:
No
Force:
Air Force
Regiment:
Royal Flying Corps
Battalion:
73rd Squadron
Company:
Place of Birth:
Markdale, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mark Armstrong (father) Markdale, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Markdale, Ontario
Date of Birth:
August 10, 1896
Trade or Calling:
Student
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Camp Borden, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
August 8, 1916
Age at enlistment:
20
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
37 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Methodist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Accident
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
November 14, 1917
Age at Death:
21
Buried at:
Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Plot:
D. 904.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 230 - 19
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

See his grave marker at Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59789976)

In the Great War Forum the following thread related to Eric Hughes RFC gives some more details of the mid-air collision that took the lives of both pilots (http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=202434

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 73rd Squadron
Private Canadian Infantry 147th Battalion

2nd Lieut H.M. Armstrong, R.F.C., and 2nd Lieut E. Hughes, R.F.C., were killed on November 14th in an aeroplane collision above the railway line between Corstorphine and the Firth of Forth.  The machines were flying at a considerable height when they came into collision and took fire. 

 

Son of Mark and Marion Armstrong, of Markdale, Ontario, Canada.